The Crazy Left Experience, “Bill’s 108th Space Odyssey” (2016)

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The Crazy Left Experience, “Bill’s 108th Space Odyssey”

Release date: November 18, 2016

 

 

Bill’s 108th Space Odyssey is a revamp of the existing complicity between The Crazy Left Experience members, and proof of how the power of intention and manifestation are not only possible but real.

Seven tracks of cosmic soundscapes, wherein the band gives wing to their own interpretations of the Rock universe and experimentalism. Spontaneity and improvisation; two ingredients that are always present in their tunes, enrich our senses.

Bill, the “subject”, may represent here the humanity conditioned by the forces of the system… So, like most of us!

A small dose of LSD is enough to catapult you through the galaxies to a more expansive, creative and spiritual place. It can be you, or a paradoxical version of yourself. Accompanied by melting guitar lines woven into a bed of bass and drums. It flows between intention and spontaneous outbursts of wild psychedelia. You will dive into a vast, deep, and mysterious sea of sound!

Bill’s 108th Space Odyssey is an invitation to old and new perceptions of Psychedelic Rock. All you need to do is press PLAY, turn it up to ELEVEN… forget the seat belt, and rely on the powerful sound sights that The Crazy Left Experience’s experimental music has to offer.

With eyes open or closed, Bill’s trip is further evidence that Psychedelic Rock is good for life!

Bill wants more, and so does The Crazy Left Experience too!

Bon Voyage!

Drums, Guitar: Rui Inácio
Guitar and Sound Effects: Luís Abrantes
Bass and Flute: Tiago Machado

“Wake up synopsis, through a glass filter
feelings rampage in this deep vastness
shades of psychedelic purple greens,
falling asleep overdrive on…”

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Review by The Obelisk

“I feel as though I’m several other people, and all of them better.” — William Millarc

” (…) The Crazy Left Experience liberally incorporate samples from the documentary across the album’s expansive 56-minute course, including in “Subject Bill,” which opens the seven-tracker. This leads to a second piece of crucial information: Drift. “Subject Bill” is four minutes long and otherwise sans-vocals apart from the original documentary introduction and a clip from Millarc himself near the end, but the intention is to lead the listener into Bill’s 108th Space Odyssey, which begins to move even futher outward with “Unarius Part V (Uriel Cadillac)” and “Unarius Part VI (String Theory)” before delving into three extended tracks — “Unarius Part VII (Space Brothers),” “Funky Meteor Drop” and “Bill Sided Flashback” — each a departure in one way or another, and rounding out with the serene drones of “God of the Outer Rings.” So what you’re getting in “Subject Bill” is the beginning of a much larger process. It’s not really intended to stand alone, and on the album, it certainly doesn’t.

Nonetheless, it does draw the audience in with expanded-mind textures and a broadening reach, so as the launch point for that near-hour-long unfolding, the immersion of “Subject Bill” does represent some of the core appeal of Bill’s 108th Space Odyssey, and the video would seem to unfold from our protagonist’s direct point of view. The album is out Nov. 18 and follows a slew of shorter releases from The Crazy Left Experience, whose ambitions and sonic breadth come paired with natural tones and an unbridled sense of exploration fitting for the character around which they’ve opted to build their debut’s theme. (…)” (Full article)

Review by El Coyote

“(…) Este poderoso enteogénico via auditivo provocara em mim uma sagrada e prazerosa levitação rumo à infinidade espacial. Baseado num envolvente, contemplativo e fascinante Psych Rock entrelaçado num lisérgico, relaxante e sidérico Space Rock, a deslumbrante, anestésica e viajante sonoridade deste novo álbum convida-nos a navegar pelo oceano cósmico a velocidade de cruzeiro, de lucidez embaciada e olhar hipnotizado e ancorado no firmamento que se reinventa à nossa passagem. De consciência narcotizada, seduzida e atrelada a toda esta atmosfera morfínica e nebulosa – retirada do mais produtivo e extravagante sonho de Timothy Leary – somos conduzidos pelas distensíveis autoestradas cósmicas que nos afunilam aos mais secretos e idosos domínios do Universo. Sintam-se orbitar uma extasiante e profética guitarra que se deslaça em solos uivantes, ecoantes, gélidos e delirantes e se envaidece em mélicos, petrificantes e comoventes acordes, um baixo imensamente dançante de linhas pulsantes, agitadas e robustas, e uma bateria jazzística de requintada e estimulante orientação rítmica. ‘Bill’s 108th Space Odyssey’ é uma verdadeira odisseia espiritual que nos abraça e eteriza do primeiro ao último tema. Recostem-se confortavelmente, abram as portas da percepção e inspirem toda esta ataráxica brisa estelar. The Crazy Left Experience tem o dom de escancarar as comportas da nossa espiritualidade, arremessando-nos pelos profundos e aveludados céus cor de noite, e deixando para trás o nosso corpo completamente despido e inanimado. Este é um disco de audição obrigatória a todos aqueles que ambicionam contrariar a gravidade terrestre e aventurar-se tão para lá do lado eclipsado da Lua. Um dos melhores registos de 2016 está aqui, na lisérgica essência de ‘Bill’s 108th Space Odyssey’. (Full article)

 

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